Often searched
    1. You are here:
    2. Faculties and Departments
    3. Business, Logistics and Transport
    4. Traffic and Transportation

    Department of Traffic and Transportation

    Developing ideas for our future

    Help shape the way we travel and the way we transport goods!
    Welcome to the Department of Traffic and Transportation. 
    For 25 years in the state capital of Thuringia, we have been training experts in the fields of traffic, transport and logistics and, since 2006, in railway engineering.
    In our department, you can opt to study for an undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering degree or one of our consecutive Master's programs.
    With us, you will learn all the important technical knowledge you need to be able to work on and solve the following problems in the future, such as:

    • Is electromobility the future?
    • What does "Mobility as a Service" mean and how is it put into practice?
    • Can in-house logistics go green thanks to digitalization?
    • How can the railways move even more goods off the roads and onto the rails?

    Degree Programs

    • Industrial Engineering for Sustainable Mobility and Logistics (B.Eng.) full-time
    • Traffic, Transport and Logistics Engineering program ends soon
    • Railway Engineering (B.Eng) full-time
    • Railway Engineering (B.Eng) cooperative degree
    • Material Flow and Logistics (M.Eng.) full-time
    • Traffic and Transportation (M.Sc.) full-time
    • European Railway Systems (M.Sc.) continuing education

    Theory meets practice

    Expertise alone is often not enough to find the right solutions to problems in our interconnected world.

    For this reason, group work, projects, practical exercises in our labs, open debate and critical questioning are as firmly anchored in our degree programs as interdisciplinary work with other departments in order to understand their complex relationships to the full. This way, you will not only acquire the specialist knowledge you need but also the skills essential for working in the real world, such as:

    • solving complex problems
    • critical and analytical thinking
    • understanding of technical matters
    • logical reasoning and development of ideas
    • teamwork and leadership skills
    • active learning and the ability to form effective learning strategies

    You can put the competencies you gain during your Bachelor's studies to the test in practical projects with industry partners in your work placement semester and Master's degree program. Quite often, our students already enter into employment contracts during these stages.

    We look forward to welcoming you as a student in our department when you start your studies next year.

    The program directors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our degree courses. You will find their contact details on the website of the respective degree program.


    Grit Albrecht

    Sekretariat Verkehrs- und Transportwesen

    Studierendensekretariat der Fachrichtung

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christine Große

    Office Hours

    Donnerstag 12 - 13 Uhr
    (nach vorheriger Anmeldung per E-Mail)

    Raum 3.2.31

    Program Director: Bachelor Railway Engineering (both programs)

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimo Michaelsen

    Office Hours

    nach Absprache via E-Mail

    Raum 4.2.05

    Program Director: Master Traffic and Transportation

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Kühnel

    Office Hours

    Freitag 10.30 - 12 Uhr
    (nach Voranmeldung per Mail)

    Raum 4.2.04

    Associate Dean for Research and Transfer

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Kühnel

    Office Hours

    Freitag 10.30 - 12 Uhr
    (nach Voranmeldung per Mail)

    Raum 4.2.04

    Program Director: Bachelor Sustainable Mobility and Logistics

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Weidauer

    Office Hours

    Freitag 12.30 - 13.30 Uhr
    nach vorheriger Anmeldung per E-Mail

    Raum 4.2.03

    Program Director: Master Material Flow and Logistics

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Gather

    Office Hours

    Dienstag 10 - 11.30 Uhr
    (nach vorheriger Anmeldung per E-Mail)

    Raum 11.1.15